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vil·i·pend

 (vĭl′ə-pĕnd′)
tr.v. vil·i·pend·ed, vil·i·pend·ing, vil·i·pends Archaic
1. To view or treat with contempt; despise.
2. To speak ill of; disparage.

[Middle English vilipenden, from Old French vilipender, from Latin vīlipendere : vīlis, worthless; see wes- in Indo-European roots + pendere, to consider, weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

vilipend

(ˈvɪlɪˌpɛnd)
vb (tr)
1. to treat or regard with contempt
2. to speak slanderously or slightingly of
[C15: from Late Latin vīlipendere, from Latin vīlis worthless + pendere to esteem]
ˈviliˌpender n

vil•i•pend

(ˈvɪl əˌpɛnd)

v.t.
1. to regard or treat as of little value or account.
2. to vilify; depreciate.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Late Latin vīlipendere= Latin vīli(s) cheap (see vile) + pendere to consider]

vilipend


Past participle: vilipended
Gerund: vilipending

Imperative
vilipend
vilipend
Present
I vilipend
you vilipend
he/she/it vilipends
we vilipend
you vilipend
they vilipend
Preterite
I vilipended
you vilipended
he/she/it vilipended
we vilipended
you vilipended
they vilipended
Present Continuous
I am vilipending
you are vilipending
he/she/it is vilipending
we are vilipending
you are vilipending
they are vilipending
Present Perfect
I have vilipended
you have vilipended
he/she/it has vilipended
we have vilipended
you have vilipended
they have vilipended
Past Continuous
I was vilipending
you were vilipending
he/she/it was vilipending
we were vilipending
you were vilipending
they were vilipending
Past Perfect
I had vilipended
you had vilipended
he/she/it had vilipended
we had vilipended
you had vilipended
they had vilipended
Future
I will vilipend
you will vilipend
he/she/it will vilipend
we will vilipend
you will vilipend
they will vilipend
Future Perfect
I will have vilipended
you will have vilipended
he/she/it will have vilipended
we will have vilipended
you will have vilipended
they will have vilipended
Future Continuous
I will be vilipending
you will be vilipending
he/she/it will be vilipending
we will be vilipending
you will be vilipending
they will be vilipending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vilipending
you have been vilipending
he/she/it has been vilipending
we have been vilipending
you have been vilipending
they have been vilipending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vilipending
you will have been vilipending
he/she/it will have been vilipending
we will have been vilipending
you will have been vilipending
they will have been vilipending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vilipending
you had been vilipending
he/she/it had been vilipending
we had been vilipending
you had been vilipending
they had been vilipending
Conditional
I would vilipend
you would vilipend
he/she/it would vilipend
we would vilipend
you would vilipend
they would vilipend
Past Conditional
I would have vilipended
you would have vilipended
he/she/it would have vilipended
we would have vilipended
you would have vilipended
they would have vilipended
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vilipend - belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
deflate, puncture - reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
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